The story of the Angel Row Forums

The Angel Row Local History Forums 1st Floor, Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row, organised by Nottinghamshire Local History Association and supported by Nottingham City Council Local Studies Library.

Nottingham’s newly refurbished Central Library on Angel Row in the city centre saw the first  Angel Row Local History Forum at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 15 February 2011. 

The forum was established as a free event for anyone with an active interest in local history, be they a consumer, a researcher, a family historian, a student or a professional. The intention always was to encourage topical discussion and the sharing of information about all kinds of local history related activities in and around Nottingham. We wanted to create an atmosphere where there can be leisurely discourse and the chance to talk with others not only during the forums, but before and after. We wanted the forums to become social occasions where participants look forward to meeting friends and colleagues. We aim to take time at every Forum for Local Studies Library and Archives staff to tell us all their latest news and about activities they have planned.

Tuesday 15 February 2011, 5.30–7.00pm – The Forum ended with a tour of the newly refurbished and re-located Local Studies Library on the 1st floor of the Nottingham Central Library on Angel Row.

Monday 16 May 2011, 2.30–4.00pm – The Forum’s topical discussion was be led by Val Bird, who talked about how Bramcote History Group had taken to the streets (and done other things as well) as part of its policy of engaging with local residents and groups. Local Studies Library staff will brought us up-to-date with developments on The Doubleday Index (which in 1999 occupied 360 catalogue drawers containing something like 900,000 cards’ ( see The Nottinghamshire Historian No.63, Autumn/Winter 1999, ‘On the cards: one man’s legacy to local history in Nottinghamshire’ by Stephen Best). 

Monday 5 September 2011, 6.00–7.30pm

Wednesday 7 December 2011, 11.00am–12.30pm